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Hi,


I have a couple of questions here... I've never had a camcorder before, just to put that clear.


I would like to have an (entry level) camcorder, which need not to have superb video quality or loads of manual settings. There are a few requirements I've got:


I'm probably going to use it fairly much in low light settings (would a built in light help out here?)

I'm going to use it mostly handheld (if not only).

I'd like fairly easy transfer to PC (ie. no tapes etc., either HDD or Flash memory cards).

And lastly, it should not be bulky and big. I don't need any on-the-run editing, so the screen doesn't really matter. I really don't want it to be too big.


Are the Pure Digital Flip camcorders, or the Toshiba Camileo Pro good enough for these demands? How do they compare to this camcorder ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wLzn6DkDsA - choose high quality), in low light settings?


Budget is around $400 (given that prices are much higher here in Denmark), but if there's one fitting exactly my demands and is very good, I might spend some more.


Thanks for the help!


Oh yeah, and my laptop has only got an integrated graphic card, 2 GB RAM and a Celeron 2.13 GHz CPU. Is this going to be a hinder for editing?
 

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Hi,


It sounds like you may need to look at standard definition to achieve your price range. I do not know much about SD camcorders that aren't taped base, but I did look at Canon and Amazon. You might want to consider the Canon FS11, but you will probably need a video light.


I am sure that there are more experienced folks here that can help. I just thought I might give you a place to start.



Regards,

Pam
 

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Thanks for the help



It looks a bit pricey here in Denmark.


I've had a look at the Toshiba Camilo Pro HD, which has 3x optical zoom, still photo functions etc., which makes it beat the Flip according to my needs.

Is it a good buy?
 
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